Updated: Aug 2, 2018
The trailer for Godzilla: King Of The Monsters has been released for almost a week now and it has gotten a lot of praise for being the best made trailer at Comic Con. It gave a sense of beauty and sorrow and looked very apocalyptic. The trailer even snagged the number 1 spot in every chart and poll in a land slide! It feels great when a movie you're excited for was able to grab that much attention. There is one concern that I have that has been sort of bugging me. How in the world is Legendary going to be able to top or get that same amount of attention with Godzilla Vs Kong?
The movie doesn't come out until 2020, a year after Godzilla: King Of The Monsters, and production doesn't start until October 2018. Anything could come out of the final production for this movie. We know that it will have a definite winner that was said in an Entertainment Weekly interview last year with director Adam Wingard. Great, that makes me hyped about this movie, but not quite as much as the one coming out next year. Perhaps it is too early to judge at the moment when nothing has been filmed yet, but for a rematch that fans have been waiting for 60+ years it is going to need a lot more than a giant ape stuffing trees down Godzilla's throat. Well, maybe you could hype that up, but look at how the trailer for Godzilla: King Of The Monsters was presented. It was a 10/10 presentation. It had more character, more emotion, more monsters! Also, with a setting that is very apocalyptic looking Dougherty went WAY beyond my expectations. Godzilla Vs. Kong is going to need to go beyond expectations as well if it wants to succeed. Also, King Ghidorah is built up to be this final boss monster in Godzilla: King Of The Monsters. How do you go from King Ghidorah, a monster that is a living extinction event, to a giant ape that isn't even a threat? That's like going from staying at a 5 star resort to staying at the Holiday Inn.
People who have seen Dougherty's films such as, Trick r' Treat or Krampus, he always makes the movies actually fun movies to watch. Trick r' Treat was a fun Halloween horror movie full of small stories that take place in one night in the same town. What about Adam Wingard? He made You're Next, a couple segments for V/H/S and V/H/S/2, The Guest, Blair Witch, and Netflix's Death Note. I have seen both of the V/H/S movies and Death Note and they were not very good in my opinion. The V/H/S movies are movies that show a series of short found footage tapes that are either paranormal or just delinquents committing crimes such as rape or murder. There are few scary segments, but the rest of those movies were just plain bad. I know that he didn't make the whole films, but the segments he did are just TRASH! Death Note is not horror, but more of a drama. It is based off a Japanese series of the same name. The movie is about a kid named Light who is always bullied in school and he finds a notebook owned by the grim reaper, Ryuk. Light thinks that it's all a gag at first until he writes down a name of one of his bullies to test it out and finds out that notebook does in fact kill people. While the cartoon was okay, the live action movie was really boring and it's a shame too because it has Willem Dafoe voicing Ryuk and he was the only character I really liked in the whole movie. The movie was a big letdown as the characters were changed drastically making the lead character sound really emo. The character, L, is more calm as he tries to prove that the main character is the murderer in the cartoon, but the movie version is more hellbent and just points the finger without giving any proof at all. Ryuk was the only character that stayed the same throughout the movie. Overall, Death Note was really boring in the end and the characters were unlikable. I have not seen his other movies, but I heard that Blair Witch was not really good either. I think the only movie that I heard was good was You're Next, but is that it? Is that the only movie that was good? You could argue that Dougherty only made two good movies, but all Dougherty has made were two movies while Wingard made several movies. So I ask this. Is it quality or quantity that makes a movie good?
So I am worried about which direction Wingard is going for Godzilla Vs Kong and how he presents it. If he presents the movie well enough by keeping in line with the story and it isn't convoluted, then I would be pretty impressed. Since it's Wingard, I am not going to be so optimistic about Godzilla Vs Kong until something is shown. I know that I sounded like Godzilla: King Of The Monsters is the best movie ever despite not having seen the movie yet, but I just want to see Godzilla Vs Kong succeed as well and with Wingard's track record, so far, he needs to pour out the best of his creative skills to accomplish it. Maybe, Wingard will prove me wrong and actually does manage to out do Godzilla: King Of The Monsters. For speculation purposes, here is how I see Godzilla Vs Kong can manage. I don't think it will be able to out do G:KOTM, but at its best Godzilla Vs Kong will have a lot of fun action scenes and an okay story. So far, we only know that the movie is only about these two monsters and that it will have a winner, but there will be another monster making an appearance. Godzilla and Kong will fight first, then will have a new evil monster to be in this movie for both Godzilla and Kong to fight against for a short tag team battle, and after that they start fighting each other again. Two endings will be made. The first ending showing Kong to be the victor and the second ending showing Godzilla as the victor and these endings are only viewed depending on the region you live in (Kong for Western audiences and Godzilla for Eastern audiences). Both endings will be available as extra content on the DVD/Blu-Ray releases.
Those are my thoughts for today. What do you guys think? Have you seen any of Wingard's movies? If so, did you like any of them or do you dislike them? Are you worried about Godzilla Vs Kong or are you not worried at all? How would you make Godzilla Vs Kong? Leave a comment in the comment section and make sure to share with your friends. Also, subscribe to my page to stay up to date for more news, reviews, and discussions.